Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: May 14, 2020

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?? Argentina. As a side-effect of the quarantine, monthly inflation rates reached their lowest levels since 2017. (Clarín, in Spanish)

?? Paraguay. Members of the press face massive layoffs due to the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Knight Center for Journalists)

?? Chile. Health Minister Jaime Mañalich received 60 ventilators and other medical supplies from China. (La Tercera, in Spanish)

?? Venezuela. The country’s oil industry continues its coronavirus-related slump. The Maduro administration is working to repair refineries with Chinese and Iranian assistance to tackle fuel shortages. (Venezuelanalysis)

?? Costa Rica. A Costa Rican state laboratory has managed to detect traces of the coronavirus in wastewater. (Tico Times)